Gahl: Indy tourism business back on track

Tourism officials say Indianapolis’ $5 billion convention and tourism sector, decimated by the pandemic, is on path to be fully recovered by the end of the year, a full year earlier than previous forecasts.... Read More

Shabazz: Abortion debate has business side

This is week two of the Indiana General Assembly’s special session and once again the abortion bill debate will put a spotlight on Indiana. Over the weekend, the Indiana Senate narrowly voted to ban most abortion in the state and that bill now heads to the House and could make Indiana among the first in the nation to pass abortion restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. ... Read More

Rumsey: ‘Destination Zero’ key to Cummins’ growth

In one week, Jennifer Rumsey will become just the seventh chief executive officer at Columbus-based Cummins and the first woman to the lead the company. Rumsey views embracing the environment and challenges related to global warming will be important growth opportunities. ... Read More

Jensen says Noblesville ‘leaning in’ on economic development

It has been a record-setting 18 months for the city of Noblesville, with more than $1 billion in private capital investment commitments for a range of economic development projects. And Mayor Chris Jensen see no signs of things slowing down, predicting the state’s 10th largest city is on track to double its population. ... Read More

Steve Simon: ‘I’m a Hoosier, through and through’

The man in line to become the next owner of the Indiana Pacers has been running a private equity firm in San Francisco for more than 20 years. But don’t let that fool you. Steve Simon, the eldest son of current owner Herb Simon, is as connected as ever to the franchise and his Indianapolis roots. ... Read More

Ozdemir: Indy Eleven village ‘dream come true’

Indy Eleven majority owner Ersal Ozdemir says he looked at approximately 20 sites over several years before deciding on the Diamond Chain property in downtown Indianapolis for the planned $1 billion Eleven Park soccer stadium and mixed-use district. Ozdemir believes the project, and its proximity to existing venues, can be transformational for the city’s near west side. ... Read More

Daniels: ‘I haven’t given it a thought’

Mitch Daniels’ decision to step down as president of Purdue University has sparked significant speculation about a potential return to politics and another run for the governor’s office. And while the former two-term governor is leaving the door open, he’s doing his best to dampen that speculation.... Read More

Lebanon eyes growth, growing pains

Transformational. That’s how Lebanon Mayor Matt Gentry describes Eli Lilly and Co.’s (NYSE: LLY) plans to invest $2.1 billion and create 500 jobs at two new Boone County manufacturing facilities. Gentry says the city has been preparing for growth for five years, but admits there will be challenges. ... Read More